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Cytopoint for itching

My ten year old Snugs has been an on and off itcher over the years. In the past year it has worsened and in the past month it is off the charts. Over the years I have tried a long list of diets and shampoos. Iíve also tried Benadryl to no avail.
Has anyone used cytopoint? It is not a steroid or an antibiotic. Seemingly one shot lasts 4 to 6 weeks.
Any stories out there?
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Willow is on Cytopoint. She's actually had two injections so far. She is a feet licker and really seemed obsessive about it. I feel the cytopoint has helped. Not 100% but she does seem to lick less. It seems to last for about 3 weeks before I notice her becoming excessive in her licking. I think she is due for another.



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Snugs got a shot of Cytopoint and within two hours he stopped itching. It's been a little over a day and still no scratching and no side effects so far. Here's hoping!
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That's good to hear. Glad it's helping!



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Kodi had a REALLY bad itchy spell a while back, to the point that I had to put a cone on him because he was licking the base of his tail raw. His vet suggested a Cytopoint injection, and it was like a miracle drug. Within 12 hours he had TOTALLY stopped itching. He does have allergies, and he is back to his sort of "baseline itchiness" again. So it certainly didn't last anything like 4-6 weeks for him. But it has few side effects, and if it can break that cycle, then I think it is a good tool in our arsenal for times when his itchiness gets out of control.

My vet said she has seen that it seems to work best for this sort of situation where there is something environmental that sends the dog over the edge, but then goes away. I have a friend with a Golden who used to get HORRIBLE hotspots in the early summer. Cytopoint has TOTALLY stopped her hot spots.


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Wow - that's great Karen! The vet thinks Willow's itchy feet is due to dust or our damp climate. It gets better when we travel to the dryer/warmer part of our state during the summer. I do think that she has a little bit of OCD though. The Cytopoint does help but no totally.



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